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Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

April 6, 2017


Spring is here thank goodness and as you can see below, things are happening. I sure hope you can find something you would enjoy; there is a variety of events coming your way!
Taylorsville Baptist Church in Doswell invites the community to an Easter egg hunt at the church Saturday, April 8, at noon. Following the hunt, hot dogs and sundaes will be served. Sounds like a lot of fun.
Then an all-you-can-eat Salt Fish Breakfast, hosted by Independence Ruritan Club Saturday, April 8, from 6:45 to 8:45 a.m., to benefit Wings of Hope Ranch. Breakfast includes: salt herring fillets, scrambled eggs, bacon, spiced apples, cornbread, grits, coffee and orange juice only $9 for adults. The Ruritan Club Community House is located behind Independence Christian Church, 14033 Independence Road (off Route 54, west of Ashland). For more information, call (804) 798-6579.
The Doswell Community Center is a happening place, if you are looking for something fun to do and get a little exercise in at the same time, come out on Monday nights at 7 p.m. for a fun line dance class. There is no charge, just fun and fellowship for all. Hope to see you there!
The Beaverdam American Legion Post 90 will be selling its special secret recipe chili on Saturday, April 8, at Midway Store on Beaverdam Road. Come out and get this super special chili and help the Beaverdam veterans with their community youth programs. Chili will be ready for sale at approximately 1 p.m. Come early as sales are limited.
The Church of Our Saviour in Montpelier will have a delicious bake sale April 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, there will be scrumptious pies and cakes, hope to see you there!
This is the sixth year for the Beaverdam Wine Festival, it takes place on April 8, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. rain, snow or shine! Entertainment this year is presented by Ron Moody and the Centaurs! Tasting tickets purchased at the event will be $25, designated driver tickets are $10. All of this will take place behind Pop’s Country Store in the heart of Beaverdam. For more info go to All proceeds will benefit the Beaverdam Heritage Foundation and The Association for the Preservation of the Beaverdam Depot. Hope to see you there!
The Beaverdam American Legion Post 90 invites you to their next Post meeting, which will take place Monday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. 17662 Beaver Dam Road, Beaverdam. All Veterans welcome. Post Commander Eugene Truitt (804) 746-4734.
Zion Christian Church (DOC) in Beaverdam invites you to an Easter Egg Roll and Kid’s Festival to be held Saturday, April 15, from noon to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the church.
Lunch (hot dogs, chips, cupcakes, candy, and drinks) will be provided followed at 1 p.m. by Jeff Beatman (children’s music and storyteller). There will be games, an Egg Roll (just like the White House tradition), face painting, egg dying, and a special appearance of the Easter Bunny arriving at 12:30 p.m. on the fire truck.
Free fun for the whole family at 16158 Beaverdam School Road in downtown Beaverdam. Check out the church’s website at for additional information.
The Beaverdam Ruritans will be hosting Cash Bingo every other month with each Bingo’s proceeds supporting local charities. The Friday, April 21 Bingo proceeds will benefit the Beaverdam Elementary PTA. Doors open at 6pm with concessions ready by 6:30 p.m. – Games start at 7 p.m. Admission is $20 for 16 games. The club is located at 18002 Teman Road Beaverdam. More information is available at
Then there is an all-you-can-eat Salt Fish Breakfast to include scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, spiced apples, biscuits, cornbread, Coffee, and Juice at the Doswell Community Center located at 16433 N. Washington Highway, Doswell sponsored by the Doswell Ruritan Club on Saturday, April 15, from 6 to 9 a.m. Take-out plates will be available. $9 for adults and $4 ages 4-10.
Hanover AARP Chapter #5335 will be holding its fourth bi-annual Community Yard Sale at the corner of College Avenue and Route 1. The date is April 8 with a rain date of April 15, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Here are some of the ways our proceeds go back to the community: a $500 Scholarship to a Hanover County Senior, aiding in the support of ACES (Food Drive) along with the Hanover Christmas Mother’s program, appreciating Hanover’s Challenged Young Adults with a program especially designed for them and celebrating Veterans of the United States. Spaces are now available for a donation of $15 and these spaces disappear fairly quickly, so get in on the action and call Apphia Downing at 804-798-1373 for an application before all spaces are taken.
The Doswell Ruritan Club will sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner at the Community Center on Saturday, April 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. More details to follow.
Please let me know if you have any other news you’d like to share, too, such as births, marriages, birthdays, retirements, etc. I’m always looking for good news to share! My email address is; my fax number is (804) 752-7858 and my phone number is (804) 227-3664.